Did you by any chance see that big old crystal-adorned ball that Lady Gaga, Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark dropped in Times Square last Saturday night? Well, it wasn’t the only ball that was dropped that night. Three hours later, officers, members, friends and supporters of Burbank Elks Lodge 1497 gathered at their Hollywood Way headquarters to see 2012 ushered in with the dropping of the Burbank Ball.
Always a festive send-off to an old year and welcoming of a new one, this year’s annual Elks New Year’s gala was staged under the theme “New York, New York.” For the seventh consecutive year, Harvey Ryun served as the event’s chairman heading up his committee that included Marge Higgins, Julene Rury, Janet Fernandez, Woody Bixby and the lodge’s exalted ruler, Ron Tice.
“Putting this event together always puts a smile on my face,” said Ryun. “The pay off comes as I watch people enjoying themselves and having a great time as the New Year comes in.”